Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion

  • P.O. Box 513, Department of Applied Physics

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Netherlands

  • Groene Loper, Flux, room 5.105

    5612 AP Eindhoven

    Netherlands

Organization profile

Introduction / mission

We work on selected, pressing problems of nuclear fusion energy by coming up with innovative solutions, ranging from turbulence optimization to liquid wall concepts.

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We tackle challenges of fusion energy by unleashing the creative minds of our students

Organisational profile

Nuclear fusion, probably the most daunting scientific and technological challenge mankind has ever taken on, might one day provide humanity with a clean, safe and virtually unlimited energy source. Motivated by this potential, we set out to tackle some of its most important challenges. Our researchers address these from different angles, utilizing the wide variety of tools that theory, numerical models and experiments grant us. Through our Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion master’s degree program, we train a new generation of fusion engineers to propel the field of nuclear fusion into the future.

Our approach is highly multidisciplinary, which is reflected in the close collaboration with the Applied Physics, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering departments as well as the on-campus Dutch Institute For Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER). We contribute to, and are in close contact with the largest fusion efforts around the world, including ITER and Wendelstein 7-X. This provides our students with the opportunity to put their skills to use in cutting-edge research, preparing them for their role as the fusion engineers of the future.

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Research Output 1991 2019

A wall-aligned grid generator for non-linear simulations of MHD instabilities in tokamak plasmas

JET Contributors, MAST Team, JOREK Team, Pamela, S. & Huijsmans, G., 1 Oct 2019, In : Computer Physics Communications. 243, p. 41-50 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Plasma stability
Magnetohydrodynamics
generators
grids
Plasmas
Open Access
File
magnetostatic fields
charged particles
trajectories
particle motion
deflection
2 Citations (Scopus)

Collective Thomson scattering diagnostic at Wendelstein 7-X

Moseev, D., Stejner, M., Stange, T., Abramovic, I., Laqua, H. P., Marsen, S., Schneider, N., Braune, H., Hoefel, U., Kasparek, W., Korsholm, S. B., Lechte, C., Leipold, F., Nielsen, S. K., Salewski, M., Rasmussen, J., Weißgerber, M. & Wolf, R. C., 8 Jan 2019, In : Review of Scientific Instruments. 90, 1, 12 p., 013503

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Thomson scattering
Scattering
Electron cyclotron resonance
electron cyclotron resonance
transmission lines

Equipment

Prizes

NWO Grant for optimising turbulence in fusion reactors

Josefine Proll (Recipient), Jul 2019

Recognition: NWOOtherScientific

fusion reactors
nuclear fusion
turbulence
reactors
nuclear fission

Activities 2009 2011

  • 1 Examination
  • 1 Invited talk

Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Tony Donné (Invited speaker)
8 Mar 2011

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Adviseur in de afstudeerzitting van R. Lieuw

Hjalmar Mulders (Examiner)
2009

Activity: Examination typesExaminationScientific